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career services office liablity?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:51 pm

Granted, most career services officers didn't have anything to do with CAUSING the recession or the hiring freeze, but they certainly were in a position--or at least represented themselves as being in a position--to have had somewhat reliable information about what firms were going to do. At presentations last year, they would always go on and about how they had strong relationships with the firms, and talked to them every day about their hiring needs. Students had every reason to believe them. When students asked them for advice on career fair bidding, career services officers often told students with median grades at T14s emphatically that they would definitely get jobs if they bid conservatively and cast a wide net. Many of these students incurred substantial costs by attending career fairs, in reliance on these representations. A career fair in New York City, for instance, could cost over $1000 to attend, including room and board costs, that a student would otherwise not have incurred. Assuming that a student relied on the affirmative representations of the career services officers that the student WOULD get a job by attending the fair and bidding according to the advice of the officers, and in fact the student DID NOT receive a job from the fair, couldn't the student make a viable claim that he's entitled to the costs incurred by attending the fair? It seems like this would be a pretty good class action candidate to me . . .

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Re: career services office liablity?

Postby rayiner » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Granted, most career services officers didn't have anything to do with CAUSING the recession or the hiring freeze, but they certainly were in a position--or at least represented themselves as being in a position--to have had somewhat reliable information about what firms were going to do. At presentations last year, they would always go on and about how they had strong relationships with the firms, and talked to them every day about their hiring needs. Students had every reason to believe them. When students asked them for advice on career fair bidding, career services officers often told students with median grades at T14s emphatically that they would definitely get jobs if they bid conservatively and cast a wide net. Many of these students incurred substantial costs by attending career fairs, in reliance on these representations. A career fair in New York City, for instance, could cost over $1000 to attend, including room and board costs, that a student would otherwise not have incurred. Assuming that a student relied on the affirmative representations of the career services officers that the student WOULD get a job by attending the fair and bidding according to the advice of the officers, and in fact the student DID NOT receive a job from the fair, couldn't the student make a viable claim that he's entitled to the costs incurred by attending the fair? It seems like this would be a pretty good class action candidate to me . . .


This is clearly why you could median-pwnt.

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Re: career services office liablity?

Postby Oban » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:54 pm

You sure learned alot in Lawl school if you think you can win a lawsuit.


Aside from that you have a mostly valid critique of misleading career service rhetoric.

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